Environment in Motion
Sound Transit challenged artists to create a new light rail station just a mile and a half away from Sea-Tac Airport. A theme of environment in motion was chosen for this windy area and Sound Transit hoped to have something that responded to nature for this Angle Lake Station.
Artists envisioned an outdoor art piece that would act as a kinetic sculpture and change in real time. After lengthy studies of the atmosphere, they chose to create a suspended, pixelated cloud with thousands of colorful discs. This symbol of the environment would then interact with the elements around the clock for travelers to enjoy.
Looking at materials to create this exterior art piece, the team originally considered glass, but because of the difficulty in fabrication, they looked at 3form exterior resins.